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Four earthquakes in Peru in the last day of 2012

Four earthquakes with magnitude from 3.7 to 4.7 occurred in different regions of Peru, the last day of 2012, according to the Geophysical Institute of the country, information on casualties or damage were reported.

The strongest earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Monday morning near the capital, Lima, at 3:46 am local time (12:46 MSK). Their epicenter was located 148 kilometers north of Lima, near the town of Huacho. Another earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at 9:56 am local time (18:56 MSK) near the city of Ancona, 43 kilometers north of the capital. As the writing on the social network

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Feverish planet: the calendar of natural disasters

Whether our planet is in a bad mood, whether she is seriously ill, but only over the past month in different parts of the Earth have been more than ten major disasters. Some flooding, and others — shaking, erupting volcanoes, tornadoes rage, burning forests, tens of thousands of lightning hit the small country.

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In Iceland, the volcano woke up again

In Iceland, it seems, is becoming an evil tradition. Almost at the same time a year ago, then again awakened volcano. Though, on the other. Not Eyjafjallajokull, Nadim last May throughout Europe. This time, the forces of nature

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Eruption: changes in the world are gaining momentum?

June 5, 2011 — SANTIAGO, Chile — A volcano in southern Chile erupted violently Saturday, smoke and ash high into the sky, and more than 3,500 people living nearby were evacuated. There were no reports of casualties.

Authorities initially said the Puyehue volcano was involved, but later said that the eruption occurred about 2 1/2 miles (4 km) from the peak. Gap of more than six miles (10 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) across was torn in the earth's crust, officials said Saturday night.

Authorities put the area on alert Saturday morning after a series

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Volcanic chaos spreads — the sky turned over Argentina in the night

The volcano erupted in the south-central Chile on Saturday, a cloud of ash more than 6 miles in the sky induces the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.

Winds fanned the ash toward neighboring Argentina, darkening the sky in the ski resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche, the official added that the airports in the city were closed. Eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles south of Santiago, the capital, also prompted Chilean authorities to close the heavily crossed border in Argentina.

It was not immediately clear what the network four

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In Chile, the volcano awoke Puyeue

 

5.06.11.Posle more than 60 small earthquakes, the intensity of which did not exceed 4 points on the Mercalli scale, seismologists recorded awakening volcano Puyehue Cordon-Kaulle chain, located in the central part of the country.

Huge clouds of smoke up to 10 km up over the top of the volcano.

— A column of ash and smoke rising above the Puyehue. The wind carries them to the side of Argentina — said the MOE Chile. For security reasons, more than 3,500 residents of nearby communities urgently evacuated.

Cordon-Kaulle — chain, consisting of four

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Volcano cracked ground in southern Chile! Started evacuation. Emission of poisonous gases on the Dieng plateau, about. Java

 

June 2. Indonesian authorities to urgently evacuate spent more than a thousand local residents to Dieng Plateau (island of Java), where he began to be active crater Timbang. Expiration of lava is not registered yet, but the crater emits toxic fumes that are dangerous for humans. Declared the third — but one — the level of volcanic alert.

Timbang woke early as Sunday, but his first releases were not regarded as hazardous. Later, when the clouds of poisonous gas, the authorities decided to evacuate the residents of nearby villages and prevent approach

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In Mexico, the volcano awoke

 

Volcano Popokatepetl, which is located 55 km from the Mexican capital Mexico City, threw a cloud of ash to a height of 3 km.

Popocatepetl — one of the most famous volcanoes, not only in Mexico and Latin America, but also around the world. Nearby, at a distance of 20 km. from it, there is another volcano on the name Istasiuatl. Translated into Russian, their names sound like "smoking mountain" and "white woman", respectively. Volcanoes are quite high — Popocatepetl

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6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Chile

MOSCOW, June 1 — RIA Novosti. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Wednesday in the west coast of Chile, according to a statement on the website of U.S. Geological Service (USGS).

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 08.55 local time (16.55 MSK), located at 96 km south-west of the city of Concepcion. The earthquake lies at a depth of 15.1 kilometers.

Data on casualties or damage were reported.

Chile is characterized by high seismic activity. In February 2010, 115 kilometers north of the located in the central part of the country the city of Concepción earthquake with magnitude

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New Zealand expects new earthquake

According infox.ru, seismologists predict a new earthquake in the region of Canterbury in New Zealand. Perhaps this will be aftershocks after the earthquake of 2010 and 2011.

According to forecasts from the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Research, in New Zealand in the Canterbury region can happen earthquake measuring 6.0? 7.0 in the next 12 months.

In an interview with Radio New Zealand is one of the employees of the Institute Matthew Gerstenberger, scientists built model shows that with high probability (23%) in this region will be aftershocks (aftershocks) following the September and February events.

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In Indonesia, due to the eruption of the volcano starts mass evacuation of residents

Indonesian authorities on Monday began a mass evacuation of the mountain plateau Dieng in Central Java due to emissions of toxic gases from one of the craters located on it. Volcanic alert to level located approximately two kilometers altitude plateau raised from the second to the third (penultimate) level, and the area within a radius of a kilometer from the crater, in which there are several villages, declared a no-host of people.

"In Timbang crater, one of the active craters (Plateau), phreatic eruption occurred (gas emissions without expiration lava)" — the official representative of the Office of

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